Commercial Contracts Manager- Interim 12 months (From March/April 2023)

Clifton Legal
Competitive Salary and Good Benefits
08 Mar 2023
05 Apr 2023
Full Time
Practice Areas
Experience Level
Mid Level

Commercial Contracts Manager- 12 Month Contract (Full or Part Time 4/5 days)


We are looking for a Commercial Contracts Manager for a period of 12 months from March/April 2023.


Our client is a fast growing retail business with an established in house legal team.


Reporting into the Head of Legal you will have a range of responsibilities with Commercial Contracts at its core.


This is a role requiring excellent and standalone commercial contracts experience and the ability to work in a highly autonomous manner in a fast moving environment,


Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities:


  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements (goods and services contracts, terms and conditions, non-disclosure agreements).


  • Acting as legal lead on material commercial contracts and arrangements, including high profile cross-group matters.


  • Where required advising on business change/integration projects.


  • Instructing, directing, and managing external legal counsel.


  • Proactively aligning legal review and risk management with the commercial objectives of the business.


  • Providing practical in-house legal advice on a wide range of commercial matters, helping the business navigate complex legal issues.


  • Management of and advising business stakeholders at all levels (including group level).


  • Effectively delivering appropriate, sound and researched legal advice as is necessary whilst working to tight deadlines.


  • Drafting and helping to maintain templates documents and guidance notes.


  • Carrying out legal analysis, researching legal matters.


  • Supporting with supplier disputes, personal injury claims, and marketing and ad hoc queries.





Required Skills & Experience:


  • 3+ years experience in Commercial Contracts (Drafting & Negotiation)
  • Proven experience in managing business stakeholders.
  • Ability to understand the needs of, manage expectations of and work collaboratively with stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage and prioritise workloads, to include turnaround of work on tight deadlines.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Strong academic record, prior experience of providing legal advice, including experience of client and matter management.
  • Ability to identify potential risks and advise on them in the context of commercial objectives.


We are open to a variety of different backgrounds (whether this be Contract Manager, Commercial Solicitor or experienced commercial contracts Paralegal)


Essential will be your ability to work effectively with commercial contracts is a fast moving setting.


This role can be remote. You need to be UK based.

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